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Eileen Williamson, MSN, RN

About Eileen Williamson, MSN, RN

Eileen Williamson, MSN, RN, continues to write and act as a consultant for Nurse.com. Before joining the company in 1998, Eileen was employed by North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System in New York, where she held a number of leadership positions in nursing and hospital administration, including chief nurse at two of the system’s member hospitals. She holds a BSN and an MSN in administration, and is a graduate fellow of the Johnson & Johnson University of Pennsylvania Wharton School Nurse Executives program. She also is a board member and past president of the New Jersey League for Nursing, a constituent league of the National League for Nursing.

During coronavirus pandemic, nurses need leaders who advocate for them

By | 2020-03-25T14:52:34-04:00 March 17th, 2020|Categories: Nursing careers and jobs, Nursing news|

Since the first days of the coronavirus outbreak — which quickly became the coronavirus pandemic — news items and information have come in faster than we can digest them and take the needed actions. Whether you're a staff nurse or nurse leader, all of us are worried about what we’re hearing and what all of it means.

Year of the Nurse and Midwife is a call to action for nurse leaders

By | 2020-01-29T08:00:26-05:00 January 29th, 2020|Categories: Nursing careers and jobs, Nursing news|

2020 ushers in a watershed moment in nursing. It is one in which there will be much to celebrate and be proud of. The International Year of the Nurse and Midwife guarantees a year of extra recognition for the women and men who make up more than half of the healthcare professionals worldwide.

​Avoid social media pitfalls for nurses by maintaining professionalism online 

By | 2019-12-23T08:00:19-05:00 December 23rd, 2019|Categories: Nursing news|

You’ve worked too hard to become an RN and get to this point in your career. God forbid your career is jeopardized by your own social media post! Social media pitfalls for nurses do exist, and they can make you vulnerable to reprimands and disciplinary action by your employer and your state’s board of nursing.

The BSN by 2020 push: How close are we to achieving this milestone?

By | 2020-03-30T15:06:03-04:00 November 20th, 2019|Categories: Nursing careers and jobs, Sponsored Content|

With 2019 coming to an end, nurses are asking where we are in meeting the goal set by the landmark 2010 Institute of Medicine report on the Future of Nursing to have 80% of practicing RNs with a BSN by 2020. Thanks to lot of hard work during the past decade we’ve made important, positive strides.

How moral distress, courage and resilience impact nursing care

By | 2019-06-17T18:11:39-04:00 June 4th, 2019|Categories: Nursing careers and jobs, Nursing education|

As a nurse, you often find yourself in situations others never encounter, such as patient care issues related to end-of-life decisions or conflict with families and colleagues. You must be aware how moral distress causes emotional and physical pain that can upset and disrupt your life and learn how to cope.